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Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:22 AM ( #1 )
I've kinda already made up my mind, but would like to hear some pro's and con's.
 
I want to buy a semi-auto SG for 2 reasons: 
 
1:  Not a fan of big recoil (too many motocycle accidents while racing), had a Remmi 870 and sold it after the first day on the range. 
 
2: I want a quality pc that breaks down easy, can be used for skeet and bird, as well as Home D.
 
-That being said, I'm between 2 SG's:  Benelli M2 Tactical 18" barrel and the new Super Vinci (Comfortech).
 
I'm leaning towards the SV because I was using a buds reg. Vinci last weekend for skeet, and it was light, and cycled cheap Federal ammo from Walmart without issue, and just plain felt great.  I also like the SV as it has the option for 3 1/2 magnum shells.
 
I like the M2 with Comfortech, as it holds more rounds, and has a shorter barrel which is perhaps better for Home D.
 
Thoughts?  Thanks.  :-)
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:38 AM ( #2 )
the vinci would be your best bet. I've shot them numerous times and cleaned them and they are freaking awesome. The 3 1/2 shells kick like a mule btw so if you don't like the recoil stick to regular 3in shells.
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:48 PM ( #3 )
Ever consider somthing in 20 ga.?
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 8:04 AM ( #4 )
ya, i was going suggest a saiga 20 or saiga 410.
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 8:15 AM ( #5 )
Nah, don't even think about a .410. It will just be a source of constant frustration at the range. A .20 is great, but people like me will call you a wuss for shooting a woman's gun.  :)

I'd say get the Vinci. No wait, I'd actually say GET BOTH! That's always the correct answer!

I'm confused when you say you can't deal with harsh recoil, yet you consider accepting 3.5" shells to be a selling point. Have you ever shot a 3.5? They are pretty hard core!
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 8:36 AM ( #6 )
all kidding aside the .410 has come into it's own. (while yes my girlfriend was the reason i had looked at it)with the popularity of 410 handguns there are some pretty devastating loads for self defense and my answer to anyone calling me a wuss at a trap range with a 410 would be to hand it to them and ask them to hit a bird with it, it is definitely an experts gun.
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 9:05 AM ( #7 )
i thought you already have saiga 12 and it is superior semi-auto shotgun! 
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 7:00 PM ( #8 )
That's the thing. It's an EXPERTS gun. It's crazy that so many dad's give a .410 to their kids as their first scattergun. Why give them something with which they will perform poorly. Most kids can handle a 20 just fine. Heck even a .28ga is MILES above the .410. 
Even if the 410 has come unto it's own (which is debatable), you won't be using hi-tech self defense loads at the trap range. 

Get the vinci in 12ga and be happy!  :)

Hey, instead of the M2, why didn't you list the Benelli M4 Super 90 since you wanted it for defense? Just curious.  :)


Actually, I really like the M2. I can't remember, can you switch barrels without tools in just a few seconds? With my Mossbergs that's a big selling point. 28" vent rib at the range swaps to the 18" cylinder when it gets back home.
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 9:53 PM ( #9 )
i hope they eventually produce AA-12 in semi-auto configuration for civilian use

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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 10:51 PM ( #10 )
Alero, i agree with what your saying,its was just a suggestion. and some people prefer the challenge when at the range, i myself have a hard time hitting birds with a 12 while my friend can hit 7 out of 10 with her .410 and refuses to use anything else because it is "too easy". but part of what i meant besides the availability of different loads is that the price is decreasing due to popularity. and not that it would be the most devastating gun for home defense but put a 12 or 15 round mag loaded with 00 buck or some handgun loads and it will surely get the job done. btw, LOVE my buddies M2. have to second that suggestion as well
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 10:52 PM ( #11 )
Alero, i agree with what your saying,its was just a suggestion. and some people prefer the challenge when at the range, i myself have a hard time hitting birds with a 12 while my friend can hit 7 out of 10 with her .410 and refuses to use anything else because it is "too easy". but part of what i meant besides the availability of different loads is that the price is decreasing due to popularity. and not that it would be the most devastating gun for home defense but put a 12 or 15 round mag loaded with 00 buck or some handgun loads and it will surely get the job done. btw, LOVE my buddies M2. have to second that suggestion as well
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Friday, January 06, 2012 10:53 PM ( #12 )
Alero, i agree with what your saying,its was just a suggestion. and some people prefer the challenge when at the range, i myself have a hard time hitting birds with a 12 while my friend can hit 7 out of 10 with her .410 and refuses to use anything else because it is "too easy". but part of what i meant besides the availability of different loads is that the price is decreasing due to popularity. and not that it would be the most devastating gun for home defense but put a 12 or 15 round mag loaded with 00 buck or some handgun loads and it will surely get the job done. btw, LOVE my buddies M2. have to second that suggestion as well
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Saturday, January 07, 2012 10:09 AM ( #13 )
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Saturday, January 07, 2012 12:17 PM ( #14 )
Benelli is the n° 1 in the world, it well worth the money you pay for it!!!Look Beretta TX4!
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Re:Semi-Auto Shotgun, which to buy? - Saturday, January 07, 2012 6:20 PM ( #15 )
By the way, being the Mossberg pimp that I am, I'll just mention that you might at least take a peek at the Mossberg 930 Field/Security Combo. You get a 5+1 shot semi-auto that comes with a short barrel for home defense and a longer ribbed barrel for skeet/hunting.

If you need more ammo capacity, then the 930 SPX is a pretty devastating platform as well.

They aren't Bennelis. They don't have the hi-tech stocks to minimize recoil, but are still not too bad being semi-autos. But, in my novice opinion, they are absolutely just as rugged and reliable as anything on Earth. And they are a fraction of the price!

Oh, and I'd suggest looking at the Mossberg Maverick HS-12 and the Stoeger Double Defense Shotgun as well. They are super cheap double-barrels made for home defense. I really love a double for sport shooting for the obvious reasons. But it makes some sense for home defense too!

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